NBC has announced that Melissa McCarthy will replace Harvey as the host of “Little Big Shots.”
NBC Entertainment Co-Chairman Paul Telegdy reportedly said, “I think it’s a real refresh for a brand that’s done very well for us.” “Melissa’s just an incredible performer and an incredible comedian, someone who we feel is part of the NBC family. I think she’ll just bring an incredibly fresh perspective to it.”
Paul Telegdy adds, “Melissa is also a strong creative force with her own ideas for what the show will look like.”
The comedy-variety show featuring children launched in 2016 and was executive-produced by Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres.
Steve Harvey has been the host but now will be replaced by an actress called Melissa McCarthy.